Elon Musk wants Ethereum, “even if it is a scam”

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has once again poked cryptocurrencies. This time it’s Ethereum…

by Manoj Sharma for CNR

Elon Musk has attracted no shortage of controversies this year, not least thanks to some of his Twitter posts. And he’s taken to the platform again, in particular the state of spam accounts on the service. The response came as a re-tweet to an article talking about the removal of over 400 Twitter accounts from the platform due to their engagement in a “coordination manipulation”.

Twitter users have long been facing a problem where there is a well-planned attempt to scam the crypto enthusiasts by passing as influencers. There are multiple examples of prominent personalities being impersonated by bots on Twitter, claiming that they will send back 10 times the amount of crypto sent to them by users. This has prompted Twitter to take action against the bots.

Elon Musk, who has been subject to attack via spam accounts in early July of 2018, responded to the article in this Tweet….

And whilst he initially made no mention of crypto, one of the users asked Elon whether he would not be sending Ethereum, in reference to the Ethereum spambots.

Musk, who is no stranger to Twitter spambots, jokingly fired back a reply, that “It is coming, I swear”.

Another one of Elon’s followers went along with the joke and added…

In reply, Musk stated:

Which gives a flavour of just where his head appears to be when it comes to cryptocurrencies. It is not an issue we’d suggest he’ll stay quiet about.

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